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Tallis stands down from NRL board

17/06/2008 05:08:06 PM Comments (0)

Former Test, Queensland and Brisbane captain Gorden Tallis has stood down from his position on the NRL board after three-and-a-half years.

Tallis joined the board in February 2005, but stepped aside at Tuesday's meeting in Sydney with retiring News Limited executive Roy Miller taking over the News Limited appointee place on the board.

NRL chairman Barry Pierce praised Tallis for his contribution to the running of the game.

"Gorden has been a part of the board at a time when we have made significant strides in terms of introducing a new team, a new competition in the Toyota Cup and new benefits for the players," said Pierce.

"It is inevitable that new people are brought in from time to time but Gorden's contribution has been very much appreciated."

Tallis said he was honoured to have been a part of the NRL board.

"It's not something you can apply to be on and it is a genuine honour to be chosen to play a role in the direction of the game," he said.

"I will always cherish having been a part of the board that has taken the game into the next century and I have no doubt that the new board and the game will enjoy further success going forward."

Meanwhile, the board has discussed options regarding the structure of the 2009 season including the proposed length of the season and the allocation of byes and representative matches within it.

The matter will be further examined by NRL management in discussions with the NRL clubs and Australian Rugby League before any recommendations are considered.

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